Thinking about the Caribbean brings thoughts of sunshine, warm weather, beautiful beaches, rich culture and pure relaxation. The Caribbean offers so much choice and Anguilla is one of those little gems! A British Territory 40 minutes from Antigua and a stones throw from St Marten so easy to get to and seriously worth considering.

Anguilla is a place where crystal clear waters wash up onto endless stretches of white sand beach. Perched at the tip of the Caribbean Sea, Anguilla packs a lot into its 35 square miles! An island of panoramic landscapes, warm, friendly people, come-as-you-are culture, incredible dining and 33 of the world’s most immaculate beaches. An island of warm temperatures, stunning sunsets and uninhabited cays. 

A tempting array of accommodation from luxurious first-class resorts, private villas, boutique hotels and intimate guest houses make deciding where to stay the only challenge of your holiday. 

When it comes to good food Anguilla offers an abundance of choice with some 120 dining options. Breezy beachfront bistros, stylish international restaurants to roadside grills, created by talented chefs and self-taught cooks Anguilla is a true culinary paradise. 

One of life’s little treasures, come lose the crowds and find yourself.

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Airports / Gateways / Flying times

Airport: Clayton J Lloyd International Airport is located 5 minutes from the capital, The Valley by car.

London to Antigua - British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly from Gatwick to Antigua – 8 hours flying time. 

Onward Connections - Antigua to Anguilla – Trans Anguilla Airways and Anguilla Air Services  – daily schedule service – 50 minute flying time. Trade Wind Aviation, Anguilla Air Services and Trans Anguilla Airways all offer private charter services. 

There are no direct flights from the UK to Anguilla travel is via Antigua, St Marten and the USA.

London to Antigua - British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly from Gatwick to Antigua – 8 hours flying time. 

Onward Connections - Antigua to Anguilla – Trans Anguilla Airways and Anguilla Air Services  – daily schedule service – 50 minute flying time. Trade Wind Aviation, Anguilla Air Services and Trans Anguilla Airways all offer private charter services. 

London to St Marten:

Air France – London Heathrow via Paris and onward connection to St Martens Princess Juliana Airport – 10 hours.

UK regional gateways with KLM via Amsterdam to Princess Juliana Airport – 10 hour flight

Princess Juliana Airport to Anguilla –  by boat from the Airport Dock on the Dutch side to Blowing Point Anguilla 25 minute boat trip, by air 6 minutes.

St Martin – French side the local ferry service operates throughout the day – 25 minutes. 

USA to St Marten – from New York and Miami to St Marten with onward connections to Anguilla by boat and air.

Ferry Port: Is located at Blowing Point the main ferry and charter boat dock. 

Climate

Average winter/summer temperature: 28°C

Dining

Anguilla is known for its excellent food. You can dine at luxurious gourmet restaurants, chic beachfront bistros or affordable roadside grills- each with their own unique take on Caribbean cuisine.

Language

English is the main language spoken on the island.

Nightlife

Anguilla has abundance of musical talent, most resorts and hotels offer nightly entertainment or you can explore many of the island small iconic beach bars offering some of Anguilla’s best live music and dancing in the sand. Sandy Ground you have Elvis’ Beach Bar, Sand Bar, The Lit Bar and Johnno’s. Bankie Banx, Dune Preserve in Rendezvous Bay is a famous night out  or head to the The Strip in The Valley for some authentic Anguillan street food and a laidback vibe. Head to Island Harbour to Lime Keel music nights and outdoor cinema or relax on the beach at Falcons Nest to the sound of the water and twinkling stars.

Sightseeing

If nature is your thing, you will be right at home in Anguilla. There are over 135 species of bird on the island and one of the best places to spot them are The Salt Ponds at Sandy Ground and the East End Pond. Anguilla has six offshore Cays that offer a variety of experiences from snorkelling, hiking, nature-based tours or just sail in and enjoy lunch onboard or at one of the beach shacks.

Much of Anguilla is protected by the Anguilla National Trust and you can book with the Trust for some brilliant tours like the Turtle Patrol- a guided night patrol to learn about Anguilla’s nesting sea turtles. Delve into the history of the island, visit Wallblake House the only surviving plantation house in Anguilla or follow the heritage trail showcasing historic points of interest across the island.

As tempting as it may be to pass the days lazing on the beach, Anguilla also offers a wealth of sea and land activities. The ocean provides a pristine playground for sailing, kite surfing and paddle boarding, while surfing and snorkelling show off the Caribbean Sea from all angles. On land, try walking or hiking, take a stroll through The Valley, or a gentle cycle, the island is mainly flat so, given the warmth of the sun, it is still easy and comfortable to explore. Browse the island’s art galleries, visit Anguilla National Trust heritage sites, practice yoga on the beach at sunrise or sunset, or even enjoy a round of golf. 

Where to stay

Visit the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association Website: https://anguillahta.com/accommodation-members 

Find your perfect accommodation

Visit the official tourist board website